Comparing the self assessment of last year midwifery students in clinical skills with teacher assessment

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Masoumeh Delaram 1 , * , Faranak Safdari Decheshmeh 2 , Nasrin Akbari 3 , Sara Hoseini 4 , Hossein Rafiei 2

1 Assistant Professor Department of Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

2 Instructor department of Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

3 Instructor Department of Nursing, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

4 MSc of Midwifery, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

How to Cite: Delaram M, Safdari Decheshmeh F, Akbari N, Hoseini S, Rafiei H. Comparing the self assessment of last year midwifery students in clinical skills with teacher assessment, Hormozgan Med J. 2013 ; 17(3):e88181.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 17 (3); e88181
Published Online: October 20, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 29, 2012
Accepted: October 20, 2012

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Abstract

Introduction: Although evaluation of students is always stressed by educational specialists,
but one of the accepted methods for evaluation, is self assessment. The purpose of this study
was to compare the self and instructors assessment in clinical skills of midwifery students
who are completing their education in Shahrekord university of medical sciences.
Methods: In a cross-sectional study, self assessment of 47 last year midwifery students for
clinical skills in gynecology and obstetrics subjects as an evaluation in final examination,
was compared with clinical instructors’ assessment. Descriptive and analytic statistics with
SPSS was used for data analysis and P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Mean and standard deviation of the scores for gynecology subjects evaluation
based on total score of 130 for 26 items was 86.42±7.79 for the instructors and 82.46±12.60
for the students. This difference was not statistically significant. The same statistics for
obstetrics subjects were 136.40±10.57 and 134.19±27.98 out of 190 for 38 items for the
instructors and for the students, respectively. This difference was also not statistically
significant.
Conclusion: The results of study showed that students are able to judge their performance
accurately. Assessing and including the student evaluation can improve the processes of
evaluation.

Keywords

Self-Assessment - Skills - Students - Shahrekord

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